Serena suffers shock exit

World No 1 Novak Djokovic won his twentieth consecutive match of 2020 with a hard-battled 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Tennys Sandgren while previous world No 1 players Andy Murray and Serena Williams retired from the Western and Southern Open in New York on Tuesday.

Djokovic, who caught the Australian Open in February, required six match focuses to endure the straight sets triumph and arrive at the quarter-finals of the hardcourt competition.

“All things considered it was an incredible exhibition,” said Djokovic. “I felt good and played superior to the previous evening. I am going an incredible way.”

American Sandgren, who is positioned 55th on the planet, made the Serb work for the triumph as he endure five match focuses in the ninth round of the subsequent set.

Djokovic advances to the quarter-finals where he will play German Jan-Lennard Struff, who crushed seventh seed David Goffin 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Prior in the day, guarding champion Daniil Medvedev, cleared past Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-3 while fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat John Isner 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4).

The huge serving Milos Raonic finished previous boss a special case participant Andy Murray’s strong spat the hard-court occasion with a solid 6-2, 6-2. The previous world No 1 had beaten Frances Tiafoe and fifth seed Alexnader Zverev to arrive at his first Masters third round in more than two years.

In ladies’ activity, thirteenth seed Maria Sakkari retaliated from the verge destruction to daze Serena Williams, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1. The Greek player followed by a set and a break in her first gathering against the American however energized to take out the previous victor.

It was the second consecutive two-hour-in addition to coordinate for Williams who at 38 was attempting to turn into the most established champ of the occasion. She despite everything holds the record, having won this occasion in 2015 at age 33.

“It is difficult to play the manner in which I have been playing and remain positive,” Williams said. “To play nine hours in seven days is excessively. I don’t generally play that way. It is all new for me.”

Fourth cultivated Naomi Osaka, the main top 10 player left in the draw, turned over Dayana Yastremska in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, fixing the success when Yastremska was required a foot shortcoming while at the same time serving on coordinate point.

The Japanese moves to the quarter-finals where she will confront Anett Kontaveit, who crushed Marie Bouzkova 6-3, 6-3.

In different matches, Johanna Konta defeated previous victor Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 to book her spot in the quarter-finals.

Then previous boss Victoria Azarenka proceeded with her solid altercation New York beating Alize Cornet, 6-4, 7-5.

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